The Louisiana Northshore is open and ready to welcome your group. St. Tammany Parish is conveniently located at the convergence of I-10, I-12, and I-59. Less than an hour from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, St. Tammany Parish is a destination in its own right.

St. Tammany Parish is home to a plethora of soft-adventure activities, stunning waterfront views, a dynamic culinary scene and feel-good charm that can’t be beat. Your group will love discovering our charming communities of Maritime Madisonville, Mandeville by-the-Lake, Historic Covington, Artsy Abita Springs and Olde Towne Slidell.

The knowledgeable full-service sales team at the St. Tammany Tourist Commission is ready to assist you with complimentary planning including site inspections, transportation information, welcome bags, custom itinerary building and more.

We invite you to feed your soul on the Louisiana Northshore with these new, one-of-a-kind St. Tammany Parish experiences. Your group will make memories of a lifetime with a stay on the Louisiana Northshore.

Tanya Leader, St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission

Tanya Leader
VP of Sales, St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission

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Anchor at Tchefuncte's. Double Stack burger, fried shrimp poboy with Grilled Steamed Bun and Brown butter, Louisiana Fish & Chips.
The Anchor at Tchefuncte’s

The long-awaited Pat’s Rest Awhile opened in January 2021 in the former Frapart Hotel (1880s–1905). Located on the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain, the waterfront restaurant boasts an upscale menu, casual atmosphere, and both indoor and outdoor dining. The restaurant is under the helm of St. Tammany Parish restaurateur extraordinaire, Chef Pat Gallagher; a former Ruth Chris’ executive chef and owner of four other Tammany Taste culinary havens.


Royal Carriages in downtown Covington.
Royal Carriages in downtown Covington.

Royal Carriages of New Orleans has expanded their nearly 80-year-old New Orleans business to St. Tammany Parish. In the heart of downtown Covington, the company is now offering mule-drawn carriage rides that are focused on sharing the charm of the historic St. John district. Carriages hold up to five guests per ride and are available for 30 and 60 minute tours each weekend, Friday–Sunday.


Tchefuncte River Charters pontoon boat tour.
Tchefuncte River Charters pontoon boat tour

There’s a new pontoon boat tour in town cruising along the Tchefuncte River – Tchefuncte River Charters, LLC is a licensed barge that seats up to 12 people. Captain Rob is offering various deals for sunset cruises to restaurants including the TBT Cantina Madisonville or you can pick up your own meal and bring it onboard for a day on the river.


Amanda Shaw at Jazz'n the Vines Concert at Pontchartrain Vineyards
Amanda Shaw at Jazz’n the Vines Concert at Pontchartrain Vineyards

Life is a celebration on the Northshore, and we love to celebrate just about everything. From free outdoor music concerts, the gulf coast’s largest Wooden Boat Festival, Bluesberry Festival, St. Tammany Crab Festival to the Madisonville Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, the calendar is jam-packed with ways for your group to join the party. What’s even sweeter — these events are safely returning in 2021!